Asia Pacific


Asia Pacific VOD subscriptions tipped to reach 407 million by 2024

Asia Pacific video-on-demand subscriptions are set to climb from 221 million in 2018 to 407 million by 2024, according to Digital TV Research predictions. The research firm estimates that China will account for 289 million SVOD subscriptions in 2024, with India and Japan providing a further 31 million each. “Three Chinese companies will top the […]

S&P: half of fixed-line broadband homes in APAC get speeds of 100 Mbps

Roughly half of all fixed-broadband households in the Asia-Pacific region have a connection with download speeds of 100 Mbps or greater, according to Kagan. The S&P Global Market Intelligence research group found that as of the first half of 2018, 49.3% of fixed broadband households across 14 markets could access these broadband speeds, equating to […]

Synamedia appoints former TiVo exec as SVP for Asia Pacific

Synamedia has appointed former TiVo executive, Sue Couto, as senior vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific. Couto will have overall responsibility for sales, marketing, partners, and delivery in the region and takes up her new role effective immediately. She brings more than 20 years’ experience to the job and was most recently senior vice […]

MPA: Chinese cord-cutting to impact pay TV uptake in Asia Pacific

Pay TV penetration in Asia Pacific will decline in the next five years thanks largely to an acceleration of cable cord cutting in China, according to research by Media Partners Asia (MPA). The new report claims that Asia Pacific’s pay TV subscriber base will grow at a 2% compound annual growth rate between 2018 and […]

Asia Pacific due to grow pay TV numbers by 13%

The Asia Pacific pay TV sector is due to grow its subscriber numbers by 12.8% between 2017 and 2023, bucking downward trends in much of the rest of the world, according to Digital TV Research. The Asia Pacific Pay TV Forecasts report claims that the number of pay TV subscribers across Asia Pacific will climb […]

Twitter announces sports video deals in Asia

Twitter has announced a string of sports deals that will see it stream clips and highlights of sports including football, golf, Formula 1 and tennis in the Asia Pacific region. A total of nine video sports collaborations were announced at the Sportel Asia conference in Singapore, including deals with broadcasters and operators like Fox Sports […]

TVT Media boosts Asian presence with new hire

Content services company TVT Media has appointed former Globecast executive, Jason Ho, to the newly created role of vice-president of sales in Asia. Ho will be based in Singapore and is tasked with driving TVT Media’s business development across the Asia-Pacific region, where the company also has offices in Tokyo and Sydney. “Jason is an […]

Asia set to overtake North America as top AVOD region

Asia Pacific will overtake North America as the leading region for advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) content by 2021, according to new research. The Digital TV Research report claims that Asia Pacific and North America will account for 77% of global ad spend attributed to over-the-top TV and movies by 2022, with Western Europe accounting for another […]

Asia Pacific SVOD set to overtake North America

Asia Pacific is due to overtake North America this year to become the biggest subscription video-on-demand  market by subscriber numbers. This is according to Digital TV Research, which estimates that by 2022 there will be 546 million SVOD subscribers globally – 43% of whom will be in Asia Pacific and 31% in North America. By […]

Dataxis: global pay TV subscribers up 60m in a year

The global number of pay TV subscribers climbed by 60 million between Q2 2016 and Q2 2017, driven by growth in Asia Pacific, according to Dataxis. The research firm said that global pay TV subscribers reached 1.05 billion in the second quarter of 2017, having crossed the one billion mark during 2016. The Asia-Pacific TV […]

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